The beginning of a new fiscal year inspired Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella to send a 3,187-word email to employees about the company's future. (Thanks for counting, Business Insider!)
The email includes a mix of jargon and simple language. You'll see the typical verbs: reinvent, empower, deploy, maximize, thrive, and of course, digitize (What would Microsoft be otherwise?).
"Developers and partners will thrive by creatively extending Microsoft experiences for every individual and business on the planet." Whatever that means...
- What key messages do you take from the email?
- The email is long. Do you think employees will read it? Why or why not?
- Who are the primary and secondary audiences? What are the objectives?
- What advice do you have for Nadella as a writer?